Ann Hui: The Star of the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards

Founded in 1982, the Hong Kong Film Awards is the Hong Kong equivalent to the Academy Awards in America. The film awards ceremony runs yearly and aims to recognize achievement in nineteen categories of filmmaking such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and so on.

Ann Hui, one of the most critically acclaimed and influential figures of Hong Kong’s New Wave filmmakers, has become a somewhat legend at this festival.  Summer Snow and A Simple Life both won all five major awards, which include Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress, during their respective years of nomination.

Hui has also had the most wins for Best Director, garnering a total of six awards for the title. To top it off, this year, her film Our Time Will Come swept five of the nineteen available awards in the categories for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Film Score.

What a hailing win again – a huge congratulations!!!

Ann Hui studied at the London Film School and her breakthrough work as a director began in the late 1970s. In the 1980s her work quickly began to grow recognition on the international level.

Her first award for Best Director was received for her film Boat People at the 1983 Hong Kong Film Awards—its second year running. This was only the beginning, as she went on to achieve eleven more awards of the same title at various festivals.

Honored at the 2012 Asian Film Awards for her lifetime achievements, Ann Hui is undoubtedly leaving her mark in Hong Kong Cinema history. Hui’s extensive portfolio of film works have made her a strong representative for female directors and prominent figure in Asian Cinema.

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As part of the FF2 Media team, Katusha Jin interviews filmmakers, write features and reviews, and coaches other associates. She grew up in the UK and studied briefly in Russia and China before moving to New York for college. Graduating magna cum laude from New York University, Katusha majored in Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts with minors in Business and Philosophy. She has worked as a producer, director, writer, and composer for various award-winning projects including short films, branded content, independent features, and music videos.
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